This is horribly true. Normally thinking/feeling people are not prepared to recognize the dodges and illogicality of those with psychopathic thought processes. I was born to and brought up by a severly ASPD mother. I experienced gaslighting and brainwashing literally from infancy. I still reinterpreted everything she did and said into more rational patterns. I did this all my life up till the time I finally managed to walk out (in my forties) and could look back on it all. (A five-year-old child should never have to rationalize that their mother can’t help hurting them while dressing them!)

Thanks for writing this. Sadly, it’s very accurate from my own experience…

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